improvement, betterment, advance(noun)
a change for the better; progress in development
the act of improving something
"their improvements increased the value of the property"
a condition superior to an earlier condition
"the new school represents a great improvement"
The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
"The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet." -Joseph Addison.
Increase; growth; progress; advance.
(plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
(Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
the act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc
the act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse
the state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old
increase; growth; progress; advance
valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises
a useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition
An accurate, perfect and positive change.
There was noted improvement in their relationship and they lived together in unity and love.Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2449
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Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3182
Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Nouns Frequency: #712
The numerical value of improvement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of improvement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of improvement in a Sentence
We have seen some mixed earnings reports today, however disappointing results from companies such as UPM-Kymmene have eclipsed some positive results, the broader stock market's recent uptrend remains intact, but we need to see a further improvement in company earnings for the trend to remain firmly in place in the coming weeks.
A new vision of development is emerging. Development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition.
Wherever you look - China, oil and the U.S., there is no clear evidence of improvement in economic fundamentals, so in the near term, it is hard to expect risk asset prices to gain further.
The greater concern about the global environment shown by the Fed should encourage investors to realise that they are not about to go crazy with rate hikes this year, we can see markets taking some comfort from these words, though without a meaningful improvement in the run of macro data, in particular from China, it is hard to see this having a lasting effect.
Despite some signs of improvement overall, 46 percent say they would struggle to meet emergency expenses of $400, and 22 percent of workers say they are juggling two or more jobs.
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- milloraCatalan, Valencian
- βελτίωση, καλυτέρευσηGreek
- mejoría, mejora, mejoramiento, enmiendaSpanish
- parantaminen, parannusFinnish
- piseach, leasachadhScottish Gaelic
- שיפור, הִשְׁתַּלְּמוּתHebrew
- melhoramento, melhora, melhoriaPortuguese
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